the Great Wall

Poetry Flaming torches lighting up along the stone walls of a ruin

We say fear is pervasive like cancer
slow and insidious
but love says give me only an instant
to burn through just the same
like wildfire
scorching through the shadow of Separation
casted by fear
lighting up brazier after brazier
along the Great Wall
ablaze in sun rising glory
not for a warning
but a call to arms
to carry the torches
of Gods and Goddesses
dressed in bones and skin
in shared humanity
to the heavens.

12 responses to “the Great Wall”

  1. This poem about how love burns away fear is needed in our time. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. And thank you for coming by ❤

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  2. This is beautiful, Rafia! You have an exceptional way with words, talking about the real world with a hint of imagery. Really well crafted, it’s always so nice to read more from you. Loved this ❤

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    1. Hey AB! great to hear from you again! ❤ I am truly glad you feel that way about these writings.

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      1. Always a pleasure ❤

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  3. Beautiful poem 🙂. Loved to read it.🤗😊

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    1. Thank you Priti for loving this piece 💖


      1. ❣️😊☺️❤️💕🙂🤗My pleasure.


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